The 94th Oscars nominations

8 February, 2022

The films that enter the race for the 94th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 8th. Selected from the 276 eligible feature films this year, the nominated titles have attracted the attention of critics, and many of them have already earned accolades at international festivals.

The announcement was streamed live on, and the Academy’s digital social platforms. It was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan.

The 2022 Oscars will be held on March 27 at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood, with Glenn Weiss serving as the director of the ceremony for the 7th year in a row, and Will Packer as the show producer.

For the first time in 3 years, the Oscars will have a host, although their name remains to be announced.

Here are the nominees for the 2022 Academy Awards:

Best picture
Belfast (dir. Kenneth Branagh)
CODA (dir. Sian Heder)
Don’t Look Up (dir. Adam McKay)
Drive My Car (dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Dune (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
King Richard (dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green)
Licorice Pizza (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
Nightmare Alley (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
The Power of the Dog (dir. Jane Campion)
West Side Story (dir. Steven Spielberg)

Lead actor
Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!)
Will Smith (King Richard)
Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Lead actress
Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)
Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)
Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)
Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Supporting actress
Jesse Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
Judi Dench (Belfast)
Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Supporting actor
Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
Troy Kotsur (CODA)
Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Best director
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Original screenplay
Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)
Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay, David Sirota)
King Richard (Zach Baylin)
Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt)

Adapted screenplay
CODA (dir. Sian Heder)
Drive My Car (dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Dune (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
The Lost Daughter (dir. Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Power of the Dog (dir. Jane Campion)

Dune (Greig Fraser)
Nightmare Alley (Dan Laustsen)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

Animated feature
Encanto (dir. Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith)
Flee (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Luca (dir. Enrico Casarosa)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (dir. Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe)
Raya and the Last Dragon(dir. Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, John Ripa, Paul Briggs)

No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Music (original score)
Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)
Dune (Hans Zimmer)
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

Short film (animated)
Affairs of the Art (dir. Joanna Quinn)
Bestia (dir. Hugo Covarrubias)
Boxballet (dir. Anton Dyakov)
Robin Robin (dir. Daniel Ojari, Michael Please)
The Windshield Wiper (dir. Alberto Mielgo)

Short film (live action)
Ala Kachuu – Take and Run (dir. Maria Brendle)
The Dress (dir. Tadeusz Lysiak)
The Long Goodbye (dir. Aneil Karia)
On My Mind (dir. Martin Strange-Hansen)
Please Hold (dir. KD Davila)

Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker)
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick … Boom! (Myron Kerstein, Andrew Weisblum)

Makeup and hairstyling
Coming 2 America
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

Music (original song)
Be Alive (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
Down To Joy (Belfast)
No Time To Die (No Time to Die)
Somehow You Do (Four Good Days)

Documentary feature
Ascension (dir. Jessica Kingdon)
Attica (dir. Traci Curry, Stanley Nelson)
Flee (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Summer of Soul (dir. Questlove)
Writing With Fire (dir. Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas)

Documentary short subject
Audible (dir. Matthew Ogens)
Lead Me Home (dir. Julien Hosmalin)
The Queen of Basketball (dir. Ben Proudfoot)
Three Songs for Benazir (dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei)
When We Were Bullies (dir. Jay Rosenblatt)

Visual effects
Free Guy
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Production design
Dune (Patrice Vermette)
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant)
West Side Story (Adam Stockhausen)

International feature
Japan: Drive My Car (dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Denmark: Flee (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Italy: The Hand of God (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
Bhutan: Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (dir. Pawo Choyning Dorji)
Norway: The Worst Person in the World (dir. Joachim Trier)



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